Funding available for agricultural producers

Published 5:02 am Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District is accepting applications for agricultural best management practices cost share funding program through Aug. 12. Funding is limited during this signup period and applications will be ranked. The cost share funding program provides incentives, tax credits and cost reimbursement to agricultural producers who voluntarily install conservation practices on their farm that will improve water quality. Best management practices that are popular with agricultural producers in the Piedmont District include cover crop practices, which help reduce sediment and nutrients that run off the land and increase organic matter in the soil; nutrient management planning; and livestock exclusion/grazing land protection practices, which exclude livestock from waterways and provide alternative watering systems. The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District serves citizens in Amelia, Nottoway and Prince Edward counties. To find out more information or to schedule an appointment, call Kevin Dunn at (434) 392-3782 ext. 116 or (434) 547-6563.